The smiling one, the one who hurt, the shy one, the one who cried, the one who kissed. That's how he remembers the boys who tormented him when he was a child. Now 20 years have passed. It's time to make them pay. But into the finely wrought net stumbles one man who had nothing to do with the evil in that school. Matthew Moriarty has demons of his own, but when Dominic Chance invites him along to a stag weekend in a remote county house, lost in a fold of Cornwall beyond the reach of mobile phones, he could never imagine the beauty that awaits. Or the horror.